1923 - Anne Klein is born as Hannah Golofski in Brooklyn, New York. Anne is a Leo, which later informs the design of her iconic lion logo.
1938 - At age of 15, Anne gets her first job as a sketcher for dress firms on 7th Avenue in the Garment District in New York City.
1950 - Designs her first collection for Junior Sophisticates, a company she founded with husband Ben Klein.
1954 - Anne wins Coty American Fashion Critics’ Award.
1965 - Opens Anne Klein Studio with her second husband, Chip Rubenstein. The business fosters young designers and later becomes a licensing house for the brand.
1968 - Anne Klein launches. Anne establishes her namesake label in New York City, showing her debut collection composed of modern separates.
1969-1974 - Anne Klein wins several prestigious fashion awards, including the Coty American Fashion Critics’ Award for a second time, and the Neiman Marcus Fashion Award. Anne is named to the Coty Hall of Fame in 1971 and becomes a charter board member of the CFDA.
1970 - Saks Fifth Avenue launches a free-standing Anne Klein Corner store, a prototype shop for designers that is common today; Anne becomes the first American designer to open a store in Europe.
1972 - present - Anne Klein expands product categories to build Anne Klein as a complete lifestyle brand, including apparel, watches, eyewear and more.
1973 - Anne is one of five American designers to compete in the Battle of Versailles. Her win firmly establishes Anne Klein as a leader in women’s design and the global fashion community.
1974 - Anne Klein passes away. Donna Karan and Louis Dell’Olio become co-designers and continue the vision of the Anne Klein brand.
1974 - Anne Klein passes away. Donna Karan and Louis Dell’Olio become co-designers and continue the vision of the Anne Klein brand.
2018 - Anne Klein celebrates 50 years. The future of the brand draws largely on it’s legacy as an iconic designer synonymous with classic, modern style.